I also love small towns, particularly out west, seemingly from a different era.
Several years ago we left our home in Queen Creek AZ and headed for Omaha NE with the intent of staying on secondary highways. What an experience that was. Things we didn't think existed anymore. And the small town restaurants were fantastic.
2017 Gemini 23TR Ford chassis w/ power stroke 3.2
DW, Daughter and 2 dogs, Sofie (black lab/boxer) and Phoebe (schnoodle)